“Suspect has been located and is in police custody. 1 person has been pronounced deceased at the scene and 2 others have been transported to hospital,” Halton Police mentioned in a tweet shortly after the emergency alert went out.
Later Monday, Hamilton Police confirmed through twitter that one particular person was taken into custody and pronounced deceased in reference to capturing investigations in Peel and Halton.
Ontario’s Particular Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate on the scene of the loss of life of the suspect. The unit will get concerned when there’s a loss of life or severe damage involving police.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford confirmed publicly the officer has died.
“Like all Ontarians, I’m horrified by today’s senseless violence, including the killing of a Toronto police officer,” Ford mentioned in a tweet. “I’m so grateful to law enforcement for bringing this situation to an end. May justice for those killed and injured be swift.”
Peel Regional Police Constable Heather Cannon later mentioned the general public security alert is now not in impact.
“There is no threat to public safety,” Cannon mentioned.